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The debut album “Caskets & Funeral Homes” from Tacoma’s own Second Family; released during the summer of 2009 has been revamped and updated with 3 previously unreleased tracks. After relentless years of bad record deals and faulty partnerships the duo known as Element & Noquezt decided to take their careers into their own hands. “Just like any other young talented artists starting out lots of people made promises to us…they sold us dreams and not knowing any better we believed them….after years of going nowhere we knew we had to control our own future” states Element.
Leading off the debut album is the Baked Beatz produced hit single “Bout A Swag” which features long time collaborator Jay Barz. The track is a proclamation to all artists who have no identity and follow trends to stay relevant. “We want to have are own aura as artists not worry about following a certain trend to further our fanbase…we would rather be innovators than followers” states Second Family.
Always neglected and never respected Second Family had to put their city on the map with the anthem “253 In Us” which is a storybook tale of the streets of Tacoma. “It had to be done because when most people think of the Northwest they can name Seattle or Portland but we had to put Tac-City on the map” explains Second Family. The albums follow-up single “Closer” was produced by in house producer Mo Buck$ and features the sensual sultry set the mood vocals of Dice. “The first 1000 copies of our album sold so fast we wanted to give fans an added bonus when we re-pressed the second pressing so we added 3 songs….one of them was Closer which is a song that just sets the mood….it is the song your girl envisions right before you show up” says Second Family.
Caskets & Funeral Homes features production from Mo Buck$, Tryfe, Baked Beatz, Ounces, & The Crate Crooks. Album is available at I-Tunes, CDBaby, Amazon, & IAPStore.